Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mini flies the "Coupe"...

To say that I love the Mini brand is, well for those that know me, quite obvious. For the longest, it was my dream car. I would visit the Mini website daily and design various models. I even went so far as to name my designs, print them and add them to my vision board at home and my desk at work. I kept one of my designs (I named it Britney) on the nightstand by my bed and there was not a morning that I didn't wake up and smile at her nor a night that I fell asleep without taking a long look to ensure she would be in my dreams (corny I know but to each her own). Fast forward some years and I now have that Mini (by God, the Law of Attraction works). And I guess one could say I am an enthusiast. I have key-chains, hats, apparel, several apps on my phone, and I live in the owner's lounge. Given this enthusiasm, you can imagine my excitement when I learned of two new Mini concept cars (pictured below) that are in consideration for a move from concept to reality. Happy Motoring! Vroom, Vroom!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fab Find

Ladies and gents, guys and dolls, divas and divos...I'm back...again. Yes, I know, I left you hungering for more, high and dry without any of my eloquent yet humorous yet interestingly enough, soul satisfying quips. **Cue in melodramatic music here** All I ask is that you bear with me as I try not to make these random vanishings too common. I would ask that you take my word for it but even I know the proof is in the pudding so that's just what I will be serving up in the next few weeks...proof. Today's proof comes in the form of a fab find. Happy reading!

Being the night owl that I am, I was up late last night/early this morning browsing the internet (again) and I ran across reMade USA, a company that specializes in using old leather jackets and scrap cloth to create one-of-a-kind leather handbags. Designer and founder, Shannon South, is based in Potero Hill in San Francisco, CA and has joined the sustainable design movement by upcycling leather jackets she finds in local thrift stores. The bags are reasonably priced (most under $300) and if you supply your own leather jacket, you'll receive a $20 discount. I've included a few styles below so you can see just how fab these bags are for yourself. Toodles!